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The earliest unequivocally modern human remains in Africa

There may be earlier remains of modern humans – but science is certain about these ones.

Other News

BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.

Is your water off in Lennox Head?

Ballina Council says that water supply is temporarily unavailable to properties on Pinnacle Row, and parts of Ballina Street, Lennox Head due to a water main break on North Creek Road that occurred this morning.

COVID infections

My dear old aunty just died of COVID-19 in a Sydney nursing home. Locally, my son and daughter-in-law have had...

Govt offer pandemic payments 

There is now financial support of up to $750 per week for individuals who have lost work because they have had to isolate – or if you are caring for someone who has to self-isolate or quarantine owing to COVID-19.

Tweed Shire Mayor and Deputy Mayor elected

The first meeting of the new Tweed Shire Council took place yesterday afternoon with the induction of the seven elected councillors and the election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor. 

Lismore Council votes in Cr Peter Colby as the new Deputy Mayor

The new Lismore Council met last night for the first time and one of the first orders of business was to elect a Deputy Mayor. The position will be held until September this year.

December 16, 2014

Issue 29.27

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In this Issue:

The Tangled Webb at Falls!

Comedian Lindsay Webb is one of the featured funny people at Falls Festival’s The Village.


Don’t drown, okay?

After yet another tragic drowning on the far north coast, we urge swimmers and surfers to be aware of the dangers of swimming unfit, unprepared or alone on our beaches over the break.


Horrible Bosses 2

It is generally agreed upon that sequels are rarely the equal of the original, but in this case any comparison is difficult to make because Horrible Bosses 1 was equally forgettable.



I don’t know what it is about teddy bears, but I am one of the scores of adults who remain susceptible to their vulnerable charm.


Music Roundup December 18

This weeks roundup kicks off with a little rousing reminder of the victory at Bentley with the launch of 'Songs From The Bentley Blockade' which is an achievement of unified community spirit.


Locals win National Organic Industry awards

Australia’s best organic businesses have been recognised by the industry’s most prestigious awards – the highly coveted 2014 Organic Consumer Choice Awards (OCCAs) – announced last Friday.


Strip-away your culinary inhibitions…

Real Nude Food by Charlotte Wild is a new business based in Brunswick Heads.


A booming Australian organic market

The organic market in Australia is booming – Alasdair Smithson, resident Byron Bay organic farmer and owner of Munch Crunch Organic fruit and veg supplier, explores this phenomenon.


Good lord it’s Sheppard

Brisbane’s Sheppard have been on a stellar journey with 2014 seeing them achieve milestones such as the highest-selling Australian single with Geronimo…


Steam weeding trial ‘steamrolled’ says operator

Byron Shire Council is planning to buy steam weeding equipment for its staff to operate following a trial of the chemical-free method that the operator says was conducted in less than optimal conditions.


Rail costings put govt study into doubt

The cost to establish a privately owned diesel rail shuttle service from Byron Bay's Arts and Industry Estate into town has put the credibility of a $2m government-funded rail study into question.


Trippy Folk

The 1960s saw beards, music, poetry and sex all freely available. At the time I was just a toddler; however, my full-sized bro was into it big time.


Partnership paves the way for Skinners Shoot residents

After four years of residents working in partnership with Byron Shire Council, the Skinners Shoot Road upgrade and sealing was completed last week.


Cycling Byron Shire: perils and triumphs

My name is Josh, and you may have seen me pedalling through town over the last ten years on my ‘Bent’ bike (RecumBent that is).


The Greens launch NurseKeeper for nurses and paramedics

The Greens have written to the Premier to ask him to immediately introduce ‘NurseKeeper’ to urgently introduce pandemic pay and bonuses for nurses and paramedics. 

Lung specialist ‘we’re doing the best we can’ and Hazzard lays it on the line for the unvaccinated

At this morning's COVID-19 update press conference, Concord and Nepean Hospitals lung specialist Dr Lucy Morgan gave an update on COVID-19. Dr Morgan says she works as part of a team of people looking after patients with COVID.

Lismore’s Australia Day Ambassadors

Ahead of the Australia Day celebrations Olympians Kaarle McCulloch and Kevin Chavez have been announced as Lismore’s 2022 Australia Day Ambassadors.

Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

Ballina-based animal welfare organisation Northern Rivers Animal Services Inc is on the lookout for cat-lovers to help at their cat cottage, and foster carers for both dogs and cats.